Jio had earlier last year signed a long-term alliance with Microsoft for the launch of new cloud data centres. Under the deal, Microsoft will bring in the Azure Cloud on the Jio Network targeting the enterprise and small business users who want to…
MUMBAI: Speaking to Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella in Mumbai, Chairman of Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani said that the Jio and Microsoft partnership will be a defining one in the current decade in the context of digitization and connectivity.
“I am very excited about the partnership that Jio and Microsoft will have and I think that will be as we look at this decade, a defining partnership,” he said to an audience of industry leaders.
Jio had earlier last year signed a long-term alliance with Microsoft for the launch of new cloud data centres. Under the deal, Microsoft will bring in the Azure Cloud on the Jio Network targeting the enterprise and small business users who want to make a shift to a cloud technology infrastructure.
He said that Jio and Microsoft will work with different businesses from startups, micro enterprises, merchants, shopkeepers to large enterprises to drive a technically enabled India in the coming years. There is an opportunity for SMEs to digitally enable themselves now and Jio and Microsoft could provide the toolsets and datasets for the same, he said
“Small, medium and micro enterprises provide 70% of India’s employment, they drive 40% of our exports and are critical to all the economic activity that we see. And they have done this with zero technical enablement and adoption, ” Mukesh Ambani said.
Ambani said India that is at the cusp of becoming a “premier digital society” and will be among the top 3 economies of the world.
India had changed a lot since the visits of previous US Presidents, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and even Barack Obama, Ambani said, adding that mobile connectivity had ushered in the major changes in digital enablement of people in India. “The next generation will see a very different India than what you (Nadella) and I have grown up in,” he said.